Ryan LaCroix

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Ryan LaCroix joined KOSU’s staff in 2013. He hosts All Things Considered, Oklahoma Rock Show, Oklahoma Rock Show: Rewind, and Oklahoma Music Minute.

Prior to KOSU, he taught at ACM@UCO, wrote for Oklahoma Today magazine, and co-authored two books for the Oklahoma Historical Society. He also serves on the music selection commitee for Norman Music Festival. He holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and lives in a rural Oklahoma town with his wife and son.

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KOSU is continuing to cover the developing story around coronavirus in Oklahoma. Bookmark this page for the latest updates.

Oklahoma health officials report new cases of COVID-19 increased by 434 on Monday. That's nearly a three percent increase in total reported cases, with the state's total now at 16,362.

One new deaths was reported, bringing the state's death toll to 399. The state also released details of the three deaths reported on Friday. They are as follows:

Oklahoma health officials report new cases of COVID-19 increased by 283 on Sunday. That's nearly a two percent increase in total reported cases, with the state's total now at 15,928.

No new deaths were reported, as the state's death toll remains flat at 398.

*Note: weekend reporting of cases and deaths is typically very low compared to weekdays.

Oklahoma health officials report new cases of COVID-19 increased by 580 on Saturday, representing the state's second highest daily increase in COVID-19 infections. That's nearly a four percent increase in total reported cases, with the state's total now at 15,645.

No new deaths were reported, as the state's death toll remains flat at 398.

Oklahoma health officials report new cases of COVID-19 increased by 526 on Friday, representing the state's second highest daily increase in COVID-19 infections. That's a three and a half percent increase in total reported cases, with the state's total now at 15,065.

Oklahoma health officials report six additional Oklahomans have died due to COVID-19, bringing the state's death toll to 395. The deaths reported Thursday include:

University of Oklahoma football players and staff members were tested for the coronavirus ahead of voluntary workouts on Wednesday.

Of the 111 players tested, seven were positive for COVID-19 and seven more were known to have tested positive previously. Additionally, 72 staff members were also tested, with two found to be positive for COVID-19.

All around the country, NPR member stations are not only a vital source of news but music, arts and culture, too. We are grateful that music stations never stopped providing their unique blend of programming for listeners during this ongoing pandemic. They also provided critical support for their local music economies.

We usually ask our stations to pick songs that are in heavy rotation on their broadcast logs for this series. But given that we're halfway through 2020, we wanted to know our station's favorite songs of the year so far.

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Oklahoma becomes the 37th state to expand Medicaid, Stephanie Bice and Terry Neese advance to Congressional District 5 Republican runoff, and more than half of Oklahoma legislative races are now decided.

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Gov. Kevin Stitt encouraged Oklahomans to wear masks and to be careful socializing during the upcoming holiday weekend. But, he said overall, the state is doing a good job fighting COVID-19.

The governor’s warnings come as the State Department of Health reports the state's largest daily increase in COVID-19 infections since the start of the pandemic.

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